Tommy Hutton

Thomas George Hutton (born April 20, 1946), is an American former professional baseball infielder-outfielder who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, and Montreal Expos.[1] He is a former color analyst for Florida/Miami Marlins baseball broadcasts on FSN Florida and Sun Sports.

Tommy Hutton
Tommy Hutton (6105587323) (cropped)
Hutton in 2011
First baseman / Outfielder
Born: April 20, 1946 (age 73)
Los Angeles, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 16, 1966, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
September 3, 1981, for the Montreal Expos
MLB statistics
Batting average.248
Home runs22
Runs batted in186
Teams

Playing career

Hutton played in the major leagues with the Los Angeles Dodgers, in 1966 and 1969, Philadelphia Phillies, from 1972 to 1977, Toronto Blue Jays, in 1978, and the Montreal Expos, from the latter part of the 1978 season to his final game on September 3, 1981. He appeared in the 1976 and 1977 National League Championship Series (NLCS), with the Phillies.

While highly regarded as a standout glove man at first base, Hutton gained considerable notoriety during his Phillies career for his success while batting against Hall of Famer Tom Seaver of the New York Mets; in 62 plate appearances against Seaver, Hutton batted .320, with 11 walks, three home runs, and 15 runs batted in (RBI).[2][3]

Broadcasting career

Hutton moved from the dugout to the broadcast booth, after being released by the Expos. He worked as a baseball broadcaster with ESPN, the New York Yankees (19871988), the Blue Jays, and the Expos. Hutton appeared on MLB on Fox in 2005 with Kenny Albert during selected Marlins telecasts on Fox Sports. Owing in great part to an organizational reshuffle, Hutton retired from his 19-season-long broadcasting position with the Marlins, following the 2015 season.[4]

Personal

Hutton and his wife Debby have competed in the Boston Marathon and reside in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

His brother-in-law Dick Ruthven was an MLB pitcher from 1973 to 1986.[5] The two were teammates on the Phillies from 1973 to 1975.

A cousin, Bill Seinsoth, was a star baseball player at the University of Southern California before he was killed in a 1969 automobile accident.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Tommy Hutton Stats". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2019. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "Tom Hutton vs. Pitchers (Tom Seaver)". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2019. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  3. ^ "Tom Hutton BR Bullpen". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2019. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  4. ^ Davis, Craig (November 24, 2015). "Firing of Tommy Hutton sparks fresh criticism of Marlins". sun-sentinel.com. Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  5. ^ "Dick Ruthven Stats". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2019. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  6. ^ Wagner, Steven K. (January 7, 1991). "They're left to wonder what might have been". latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 6, 2016.

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1966 Los Angeles Dodgers season

The 1966 Los Angeles Dodgers won the National League championship with a 95–67 record (1½ games over the San Francisco Giants), but were swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the World Series.

1972 Los Angeles Dodgers season

The 1972 Los Angeles Dodgers finished the season 85-70, good for second place in the National League West division.

1975 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1975 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 93rd in the history of the franchise. The Phillies finished in second place in the National League East with a record of 86–76, 6​1⁄2 games behind the NL East champion Pittsburgh Pirates. As a result, the Phillies had their first winning season in eight years.

1978 Montreal Expos season

The 1978 Montreal Expos season was the tenth season in franchise history. The team finished fourth in the National League East with a record of 76-86, 14 games behind the first-place Philadelphia Phillies.

1979 Montreal Expos season

The 1979 Montreal Expos season was the 11th in franchise history. The team finished second in the National League East with a record of 95-65, 2 games behind the first-place Pittsburgh Pirates.

1986 Montreal Expos season

The 1986 Montreal Expos season was the 18th season in franchise history.

1997 Philadelphia Eagles season

The 1997 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 65th in the National Football League (NFL). The team failed to improve on their previous output of 10–6, going only 6–9–1 and failing to reach the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.

This was the season where the team was sponsored by the “Starters” brand.

Lowlights of the 1997 campaign include a disheartening one-point loss at Dallas in Week 3, where starter Ty Detmer led the Birds on a potential game-winning drive late in regulation, only to see holder Tommy Hutton botch the hold on what would have been the deciding field goal from ex-Cowboys kicker Chris Boniol. In Week 7, the Eagles lost their first-ever game against the three-season-old Jacksonville Jaguars, and on November 10, in a Monday Night Football 24–12 home loss against San Francisco, a fan was spotted firing a flare gun in the upper deck. Six days later, at Memorial Stadium, the Eagles and Ravens engaged in a 10–10 tie, Philadelphia’s first deadlock since 1986 against the Cardinals.

One bright spot during the year came on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, when rookie Bobby Hoying stepped in under center and threw for a career-high 313 yards and four touchdowns in a 44–42 win against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The 1997 campaign was notable in that it ended a 13-year radio partnership between broadcasters Merrill Reese and former Eagle Stan Walters on 94 WIP. Mike Quick became the color commentator the following season.

Allison Williams (reporter)

Allison Williams (born January 18, 1984) is a sportscaster with ESPN and former host for select pregame/postgame shows for Marlins Live. She did field reporting with play-by-play man Rich Waltz and color commentator Tommy Hutton.

Len Kasper

Len Joseph Kasper (born January 21, 1971) is a play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (2005–present) on WGN-TV, WLS-TV and NBC Sports Chicago.

Kasper works alongside color analyst Jim Deshaies on Cubs telecasts. He also joins the team's radio network for the fifth inning of games that are televised nationally (including playoff games), working with regular radio announcers Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer.

List of American League Division Series broadcasters

The following is a list of the national television and radio networks and announcers who have covered the American League Division Series throughout the years. It does include any announcers who may have appeared on local radio broadcasts produced by the participating teams.

List of ESPN Major League Baseball broadcasters

ESPN Major League Baseball broadcasters are listed below, including games broadcast only on ESPN currently and formerly.

List of Montreal Expos broadcasters

Broadcasters for the Montreal Expos Major League Baseball team.

List of New York Yankees broadcasters

As one of the most successful clubs in Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees are also one of its oldest teams. Part of that success derives to its radio and television broadcasts that have been running beginning in 1939 when the first radio transmissions were broadcast from the old stadium, and from 1947 when television broadcasts began. They have been one of the pioneer superstation broadcasts when WPIX became a national superstation in 1978 and were the first American League team to broadcast their games on cable, both first in 1978 and later on in 1979, when Sportschannel NY (now MSG Plus) began broadcasting Yankees games to cable subscribers. Today, the team can be heard and/or seen in its gameday broadcasts during the baseball season on:

TV: YES Network or WPIX channel 11 in New York

Radio: WFAN 660AM and WFAN-FM 101.9 FM in New York; New York Yankees Radio Network; WADO 1280 AM (Spanish) (Cadena Radio Yankees)Longest serving Yankee broadcasters (all-time with 10+ years)

Phil Rizzuto (40 yrs), John Sterling (31 yrs), Mel Allen (30 yrs), Michael Kay (28 yrs), Bobby Murcer (22 yrs), Ken Singleton (23 yrs), Frank Messer (18 yrs), Bill White (18 yrs), Suzyn Waldman (15 yrs), Red Barber (13 yrs), Jim Kaat (13 yrs), Al Trautwig (12 yrs)

List of Toronto Blue Jays broadcasters

This page details the broadcasters for the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team.

Major League Baseball on TSN

Major League Baseball on TSN is a television presentation of Major League Baseball games on Canada's TSN (The Sports Network). TSN has broadcast Major League Baseball games since they went on the air in 1984. Their current MLB schedule consists of simulcasting ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball broadcasts on TSN2. TSN had previously broadcast Sunday Night Baseball from 1990 to 2000. TSN has also broadcast Toronto Blue Jays (1984-2009) and Montreal Expos (1985-1999; 2001) games.

The Baseball Network

The Baseball Network was a short-lived television broadcasting joint venture between ABC, NBC and Major League Baseball. Under the arrangement, beginning in the 1994 season, the league produced its own in-house telecasts of games, which were then brokered to air on ABC and NBC. This was perhaps most evident by the copyright beds shown at the end of the telecasts, which stated "The proceeding program has been paid for by the office of The Commissioner of Baseball". The Baseball Network was the first television network in the United States to be owned by a professional sports league. In essence, The Baseball Network could be seen as a forerunner to the MLB Network, which would debut about 15 years later.

The package included coverage of games in primetime on selected nights throughout the regular season (under the branding Baseball Night in America), along with coverage of the postseason and the World Series. Unlike previous broadcasting arrangements with the league, there was no national "game of the week" during the regular season; these would be replaced by multiple weekly regional telecasts on certain nights of the week. Additionally, The Baseball Network had exclusive coverage windows; no other broadcaster could televise MLB games during the same night that The Baseball Network was televising games.

The arrangement did not last long; due to the effects of a players' strike on the remainder of the 1994 season, and poor reception from fans and critics over how the coverage was implemented, The Baseball Network would be disbanded after the 1995 season. While NBC would maintain rights to certain games, the growing Fox network (having established its own sports division two years earlier in 1994) became the league's new national broadcast partner beginning in 1996, with its then-parent company News Corporation eventually purchasing the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1998 (although the company has since sold the team).

The Baseball Network announcers

The following is a list of announcers who called Major League Baseball telecasts for the joint venture (lasting for the 1994-1995 seasons) between Major League Baseball, ABC and NBC called The Baseball Network announcers who represented each of the teams playing in the respective games were typically paired with each other on regular season Baseball Night in America telecasts. ABC used Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, Tim McCarver and Lesley Visser as the lead broadcasting team. Meanwhile, NBC used Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, Bob Uecker and Jim Gray as their lead broadcasting team.

Tom Hutton

Tom Hutton may refer to:

Tom Hutton (American football) (born 1972), former football player

Tommy Hutton (born 1946), former baseball player and current announcer

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